Remind your critics when they say you don't have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the ark and the experts built the Titanic— Peyton Manning
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You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind.
The attitude with which we approach the situation can determine our success or failure.
If you wait for others to initiate change you automatically become a follower.
If nothing else in life, I want to be true to the things I believe in, and quite simply, to what I'm all about. I know I'd better, because it seems whenever I take a false step or two I feel the consequences.
I love being coached. I get angry when I'm not coached. I ask a lot of questions and certainly appreciate any insight and feedback. I think if you ever stop listening to coaching or stop asking questions, you probably need to be doing something else.
Im happy to volunteer for the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet.
The Red Cross is an organization that responds to those in need and it is an honor to help them with the lifesaving role they play everyday in communities nationwide.
In life and in sports we know that nothing lasts forever.
The same year the greatest physical gift (football) the Lord gave me was taken away from me, I was blessed with the greatest gift any of us could have in two beautiful children. I’d take that trade every day of the week.
Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me.
It's about accountability. I hear stuff about the 'toughest quarterback in the league' and all that; what's that mean?
It goes without saying, winning against a good team in a hostile crowd on the road, it's just an absolutely huge win.
I've been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old.
I'm not sure you can have a legacy when you're 25 years old. Even 37. I'd like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I'm not even 100 percent sure what the word even means.
I understand the seriousness of concussions.
I think I could describe the perfect quarterback.
Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway's arm, Dan Marino's release, maybe Troy Aikman's drop-back, Brett Favre's scrambling ability, Joe Montana's two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed.
The game was much like our season. This game tested our toughness, our resilience, our unselfishness. It's only fitting that it turned out this way. This is a great bunch of guys to play with. I feel very, very grateful.
I would like to think I will be a guy who knows when it's time to stop.
I don't want to be a guy who hung on and hung on. I do not have a goal in mind of a year or a statistic.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
To all the fantasy owners who drafted me: You're welcome.
Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing.
Everyone should play like Adrian Peterson.
This guy does everything full speed. Pro Bowl - promoting himself for MVP.
If people think I'm a laid-back guy, that's their mistake.
Touchdowns to me means that you're scoring points and helping your team win games. You can have a lot of yards and not have points and not win games. So, this only means something because it has helped our teams win games and we won the division today in a competitive AFC West, that's a good thing.
My dad told us up front, 'Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it's your decision.'
If your team is going to win, you need to play better than the other quarterback.
In life, and in sports, we all know that nothing lasts forever.
When you get a lot of money thrown at you, you can make some dumb decisions without the right advice.
The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders.
I feel one of the most significant honors a player can have in his sport is to have his number retired. Certainly for me to have that at Tennessee, it's with great pride.
I was never on a mission to be an NFL quarterback.
I wanted to be a good high school player, and I worked hard at that. That made me good enough to play in college and then I wanted to be a good college quarterback. During college I played well enough to make it into the NFL. I never took it for granted and really wanted to play hard at each level and I have always had a lot of fun doing what I wanted to do.
Some guys need to see things on a grease board, .
.. I like when you can see it in your mind. And that's what Marvin does, too. He visualizes. He sees things in his mind so well.
Boy, do I hate to lose.
Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they're bitter. Not me.
My job is to play well offensively and help my team score points.
So I feel very responsible every time we lose a game.
You can play pickup basketball, but you can't really re-create football.
I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don't agree with. I'm thinking, 'Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.'
I don't want to retire. I still want to play.
I'm a serious person by nature - sometimes too serious.
In the NFL game today, there are a lot of better athletes than I am, and quarterbacks these days are faster than the quarterbacks have always been, they're running like crazy. But I kind of stick to my roots of the disciplined quarterback. You know, I'm doing the same routine every week, studying tapes and working hard, getting ready to play and making good decisions on Sundays.
You've got to remember what your priorities are.
When you're playing, what u do on the field is the most important thing.
When you go through a significant injury and have a major career change, you truly do go one year at a time, and you don't look past what's going on now, because you are not sure what's going to happen. Tomorrow is not promised.
When people are watching you, it makes you think twice about what you do, and the things you say, and the people you hang around with.
I would love to have played in the '60s. Now that would have been fun.
I don't like to play favorites, and I do try to spread the ball around.
But there's an old rule: You throw to the guys who get open in practice.
Some guys lose their focus. They get caught up in the business deals or the endorsements, and they lose their focus. For me, it's always about football. I've never lost sight of what's making all these other things happen.
I want to be out there every single snap, every single play.
He had a Halloween party and I dressed up as The King.
One of the more enjoyable nights I've had. Nobody recognized me. They recognized me, but they recognized me as Elvis. I might have to bring that back to Indianapolis.
I'm the best Manning.
Whenever people ask you where you're from and you say New Orleans, it's always going to create a conversation.
Whatever happens, happens. I can't give you a prediction because Jim (Irsay) and I will sit down at some point and he'll get a feel for where I am and I’ll get a sense of what direction he wants to go. Right now, I have no idea.
If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly.